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ESPN Gameplan Early Bird


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#26 OFFLINE   stlboilerdave

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:48 AM

There may be some B10 games on GamePlan, but those will be non-conference away games as the TV rights fall to the home conference.


Good catch. But, we all know that will be very rare. Of the 4 non-conference games they play, 3 are usually home games. The road one is typically semi-attractive enough that a network would pick it up from that home conference. For example, Purdue plays at Toledo; ESPNU will provide coverage of that game. Therefore, it is guaranteed 0 Purdue games will be on Gameplan.

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#27 OFFLINE   stlboilerdave

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:50 AM

Thanks Dan, I stand corrected.

Since is looks like there is no Big 10 Games on Game Plan and that Game Plan is not going to be available in HD, I see no reason to continue to get this package for the season. I can always pay for a game/week here and there if there is an interesting game but probably not if not in HD. I sent an email into ESPN to confirm. Will let all know if I get a reply.

Now all I need to know is that D* will be showing all of the concurrent games on alternate BTN channels. One week, they have Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State all playing different games at the same time on BTN. I would not want to be working customer service at D* if all of these games are not available. The phones will be ringing off the hook.

Anybody else notice that ESPN Game Plan ad on the Game plan info web page at D* has a picture of Troy Smith. Sure looks like they are trying to make it look like the Big 10 Games are there.

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I don't think it's been stated, but it would be a safe guess that D* would carry all of the Big10 feeds. They have been in this from the start. I'd worry more if I was a cable subscriber.

The question could be "will D* carry all of the HD feeds of all of the games played at the same time and will that happen opening weekend?"

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:55 AM

The question could be "will D* carry all of the HD feeds of all of the games played at the same time and will that happen opening weekend?"


Yes and no. Yes D* will carry all the HD feeds, but since their target go live date for the new sat is September, I get the feeling that 9/1 is too early for all HD feeds for the opening weekend. I suppose there could be enough special event HD channels to cover 4 games at one time.

Michigan is already guaranteed to be without a game on GP, so I'm very happy!

#29 OFFLINE   TriggerDeems

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:17 PM

Thanks Dan, I stand corrected.

Since is looks like there is no Big 10 Games on Game Plan and that Game Plan is not going to be available in HD, I see no reason to continue to get this package for the season.

Anybody else notice that ESPN Game Plan ad on the Game plan info web page at D* has a picture of Troy Smith. Sure looks like they are trying to make it look like the Big 10 Games are there.

Jeff


If you look at Directv's page where you can add it as a service, it says the following:

Maximum College Football. Brings you to top teams, key rivalries, major conferences matchups, including the action from the Big XII, ACC, SEC, Pac-10, Big East, MAC, WAC and Sun Belt. Get up to 10 games each Saturday during the regular season. Enjoy the best coverage of college football anywhere.

Note, Big Ten isn't meantioned--possible confirmation of what we are suspecting
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